Search Technology

Seznam Goes Where Google Hasn’t Yet Dared

Seznam Goes Where Google Hasn’t Yet Dared, a Czech web portal and search engine and the main competitor of Google in the Czech Republic, announced new changes in its search engine last month. The changes are initially being tested in Slovakia where Seznam has launched a … Read More

Blekko: The New Way To Search?

Blekko is an interesting new search engine currently in Beta. As there will be plenty of people doing general reviews, I thought I would concentrate on looking at what Blekko can offer in terms of links. Link builders in particular … Read More

European telecoms operators threaten US search hegemony

Europe’s largest telecoms operators – with one American firm – are planning to launch a mobile phone search engine to rival Google and Yahoo. The companies concerned include Vodafone, France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison Whampoa, Telecom Italia and US firm Cingular. Combined, they have a user base of 600 million people – with some 20% in the UK expected to have broadband speed mobile phone access by the end of 2007.
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Convera Adds multilingual search capabilities to excalibur

According to Datamonitor, Convera is adding multilingual search capabilities to their technology. Essentially they are using Paris-based Temis’s XeLDA engine into Convera’s Excalibur platform, an indexing and categorization technology. This will include support to the following languages: French German Spanish … Read More